OptimInvest was founded in Geneva – Switzerland , in 1998 , as Overlay Asset Management by Hélie d'Hautefort . The firm’s founder aimed to start a company that would specialize solely in currency management . From 1998 to present , the team has developed a unique experience in implementing currency strategies, systematically extracting value from the currency market, both developed and emerging, using mathematical and statistical methods.
Post a successful 10 year partnership with BNP Paribas, where AUM was in excess of $20 billion in 2011, key members of the Management team have moved to Optim Invest Group in Geneva and London . It is our intention to continue , as has been the case for the last 15 years , to deliver the highest quality tailored currency solutions and service for our clients.
OPTIM INVEST SA (Formerly Overlay Asset Management) is a company registered in Fribourg, Switzerland with the number CH-660-699.998-5. The registered address is Grand-Places 14, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland. As such, we operate and are regulated under Swiss law.
OPTIM INVEST SA is a regulated member of SO-FIT authorized by FINMA ,the Swiss financial market supervisory Authority. We are thus authorized to operate as an asset manager in Switzerland.